Globally, 2.5 billion people have no access to a clean toilet. In developing countries, diseases related to poor sanitation are very common especially among young children. Clean toilets, if used properly, can prevent diseases like diarrhoea. Diarrhoea is believed to kill 1 child every 20 seconds in developing countries.
And, did you know that women menstruate on average for 3000 days in their lifetime? This requires space for washing and cleaning. Especially for adolescent girls, clean and private toilet facilities at school strongly influence their performance, and increase the chance of attending school and completing their education.
Kipawa has provided a new toilet blocks for girls and boys at Mukuya School, as well as sanitary towels for the girls. This is having a real, positive effect on the children's education. Thank you for continuing to support Kipawa and making this vital work possible.
Happy World Toilet Day!